Life has become more about accumulating stuff than living. Every day one gets up goes through the same routine work, back home, watch some TV Dinner Bed, wake up and again the same routine. There is always this “my stuff is better than yours” thing which goes on unsaid between neighbors, friends and family. We all tend to accumulate stuff, buy things we don’t need etc… I was so into window shopping there were times I thought I needed intervention of some kind.
Green sustainable living has been something I talk about a lot and thought I was practicing until I saw “The Story Of Stuff” It opened my eyes to the realities of wastage and about how much processes goes into manufacturing and transportation until the stuff gets to me. That is really when my REDUCE gene kicked in.
The Story of Stuff project is very close to my heart and This is the Story of Stuff a short film only 22 minutes long which I believe everyone of us must view at least once. Truly worth your time and a fabulous production!
Story of Stuff, Full Version; How Things Work, About Stuff
The Story of Stuff Project was founded in June 2008 by Annie Leonard to leverage the remarkable success of The Story of Stuff, a 20-minute web-film that explores the often hidden environmental and social consequences of America’s love affair with its stuff. Currently, the film has been viewed over 10 million times on-line and in thousands of schools, houses of worship, community centers and businesses around the world.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
Reduce,Reuse, Recycle! Live Green!
The Story of Stuff: the Book by Annie Leonard
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